Canadian roadracer Braeden Ortt is racing in MotoAmerica this year.
Ortt raced in the FIM World Supersport championship in 2016, not seeing much success. Before that, he ran in the KTM RC390 series in MotoAmerica, where he saw some positive results in 2015. He’s returning to the US for 2017, for the 600 Superstock series, aboard a Yamaha R6.
Ortt will be riding for Tuned Racing, the team that won the MotoAmerica Superstock championship last year. You can see the team’s official press release below.
TUNED RACING IS COMING BACK TO MOTOAMERICA IN 2017!
With another championship in our sights.
Bakersfield, CA – Tuned Racing is at it again. After completing an amazing year in 2016 and bringing home the 600 Superstock Championship. Tuned Racing went straight to work on the plans for growth and building upon the relationships that have helped to make this all possible. We are looking to start the season with a bang with fresh faces on the team. Braeden Ortt will fill one of the three seats available on the team. Braeden will show case his talents on a 2017 Graves/Yamaha R6 in the 600 Superstock class. Rafael Da Silva will be joining us as a wild card for the first round in Atlanta, GA. aboard a Tuned Industries Yamaha R6 with the possibility of competing the full season. With one rider seat available time is running out to get on board.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a great group of people and to compete in our national motorcycle road race series with MotoAmerica on Factory supported Yamaha machines. It is amazing how well our team has developed and what we have accomplished in such a short time. I am very proud to say the least.” Mike Pond
Tuned Racing is proud to have the support of Yamaha. We have been working hard to become the Factory Yamaha Superstock team. Over the last few years Tuned Racing has been able to build some very important and lasting relationships with some of the best names in the business. Graves Motorsports is back on board with their lease program and technical support supplying use the very best of equipment to chase the championship. Motion Pro has partnered with us to bring the right tools and equipment to get the job done at the highest possible level. PSR-USA is back on board to help and support the sport as well as many others. Thank you to all of our sponsors!
Superlite Drive systems
Let’s Ride Trackdays
Zero Gravity Windscreens
Optimal Racing Bodywork
Motion Pro is proud to continue partnership with Tuned Racing, 2016 MotoAmerica Superstock 600 Champions.
“We are looking forward to working with Tuned Racing once again in 2017,” says Jon Mullins, Motion Pro’s Race Director. “Our tools help the mechanics prepare and maintain the team’s motorcycles at a factory level, while our premium cables and controls allow the riders to perform at their best. Tuned Racing is a force to be reckoned with and we expect to see them on the top of the charts in both the 600cc and 1000cc MotoAmerica classes in 2017!”
Motion Pro, Inc. designs and manufactures high quality cables, tools and controls for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and personal watercraft. Check them out at www.motionpro.com
“I’m really looking forward throwing a leg over the new Yamaha this year and working with Tuned Racing!” said Braeden Ortt. “I can’t wait to get back on some of the tracks I know, and see all my American friends. I think its going to be a great year with Tuned Racing and I absolutely can’t wait!”
“I’m really stoked to race my first professional event with Tuned Racing,” said Rafael Da Silva. “The package is very competitive and the team is great. I’ve been training hard for this and hope to deliver a solid performance on race weekend, as well as enjoying myself racing against the very best in the country!”
If you would like more information about marketing with Tuned Racing or interested in riding with us, please contact Mike Pond at (800)930-3966 or email at [email protected]